With mortgage foreclosures throwing hundreds of families out of their homes each month, dismayed school officials say they are feeling the upheaval: Record numbers of students turning up for classes this fall are homeless or poor enough to qualify for free meals, reports the New York Times. "We're seeing a lot more children in poverty," said Lauren Roberts, spokeswoman for the Jefferson County, Ky., school system, a 98,000-student district that includes Louisville and its suburbs. At the same time, the district is struggling with its own financial problems. Responding to a cut of $43 million by the state in education

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